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Academic Regulations

  

1 Academic Schedule

     An academic year at LSHU comprises of 2 semesters, spring semester begins in March and ends in July; fall semester begins in September and ends in January. One semester includes 20 weeks, and final examination is held in the last 2 weeks. The details illustrated in the school calendar at the beginning of each semester.

 

2 Duration of Study

    An international student can study in LSHU for a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or for a non-degree program. The designated duration of study is illustrated below:

program

Standard duration(years)

Maximum duration(years)

Bachelor’s degree

4

6

Master’s degree

3

4

Non-degree

0.5 or 1

2

 

3 Credits and Graduation Requirements

   All courses are compulsory in the training program and therefore, a student must finish all courses and get the required credits before getting diploma and degree.

---For undergraduate degree program

  Graduation requirements:

  A. Total number of required credits

  B. Completion of a graduation thesis/project

   C. CGPA≧3

    The number of credits for most undergraduate degree programs is about 150. However, the exact number varies between majors. Please consult the Teaching Affairs’ office to confirm it.

 

 

---For postgraduate degree program, 16 class hours equal to one credit

  Graduation requirements:

   A. Total number of required credits (usually31-35)

   B. Completion of a graduation thesis/dissertation

   C.  Average score of compulsory courses≧75

 

---For non-degree program

  Graduation requirements

  A. Finishing all courses and assignments

  B. A passing score for every course

 

4 Attendance and Leave

    Students are required to attend all class activities of prescribed courses.

   A. The student who is absent for 30% of class hours (including sick leave) in one individual course is not allowed to appear in the final examination of that course.

   B. The student who is absent for 30% of class hours (including sick leave) in all courses should apply for suspension, he may resume his study in the coming academic year with next grade students.

   C. The student who is absent for 4 weeks with no reason is equal to withdrawal from the university.

   D. Being late for class, leaving early for four times is equal to one absence.

 

 

For sickness or unavoidable personal issue, the student must apply for a leave of absence in advance. He needs to talk to Students Affairs Office and fill in Leave Application Form to seek approval. Without approval, the leave of absence is invalid.

 

5 The Grading System

The passing score for an examination is 60. However, an aggregate of 65 scores or a GPA grade 3 is necessary to fulfill the graduation requirements. Assessment for each course may constitute of multiple components, for example, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essays, assignment, oral presentations, or any combination of these. Currently, we have the following structure for the assessment:

 

Type of assessment for the course that has a final examination:

▪ Final Examination (end of semester): 50%

▪ Mid Term Examination:20%

▪ Attendance:30%

 

Type of assessment for the course that has no final written examination:

▪Final Report or Project: 50%

▪Homework/Quiz/Oral Presentation:20%

▪Attendance: 30%

 

At the beginning of each semester, we will check the total credits of every student.If a student gets less than half the credits of the total for two continuous semesters(except he can pass half of examinations) or for an aggregate of 3 semesters, he is not eligible to study in the university. For all semesters, the student’s GPA needs to be above 3, otherwise, upon graduation, he can not get the degree.

 

Besides, the students who are failed in final examination (A test) will have only one chance for participating in make-up examination (B test) and if fail again, the students must restudy the course. The procedures for course restudy: 1) apply course restudy, 2) pay restudy fee, 3) take the restudy course, 4)join the examination, 5) pass the examination and get the credits, otherwise restudy the failed course again. The regulations about restudy is only available to the courses which are hold from the 1st semester to the 5th semester, and the students who fail the B test for the 6th semester and 7th semester courses, could only join the C test which is organized at the 8th semester.   

 

Centennial

system

  

Marks

‹60

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

GPA(ai)

0

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

Marks

 

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

GPA(ai)

 

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2

5.4

5.6

5.8

Marks

 

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

GPA(ai)

 

6.0

6.2

6.4

6.6

6.8

7.0

7.2

7.4

7.6

7.8

Marks

 

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

GPA(ai)

 

8.0

8.2

8.4

8.6

8.8

9.0

9.2

9.4

9.6

9.8

Marks

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPA(ai)

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Examination/Test Code of Conduct

A student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty, such as cheating in the examination, plagiarism in the thesis, etc, will be penalized. The student will be given zero score for that course, and he may also lose the eligibility for a degree from the university. Having someone else as a substitute in an examination or taking an examination for others will also be punished accordingly, for example, probation or expulsion from the university.

 

7 Suspension, Resumption and Withdrawal

Due to a leave of absence of various reasons, a student can apply for a suspension, however, the longest period is 2 years. The student who fails to resume study after the suspended period, or whose application to resume study is not approved of, will be considered as withdrawal from the university.

Similarly, a student who is dismissed from the university must leave the university within 15 days from the date of dismissal and he will not be allowed to be enrolled.

 

8 Completion, Certificate and Degree

The certificate of graduation and degree will be granted to students who have successfully completed their program and who have fulfilled the graduation requirements. Every student will be issued with a transcript.

An undergraduate student who has not fulfilled the graduation requirement can only get a certificate of completion. It is same to apply to the graduate student who fails to defend his/her thesis.

Procedures for departing from the university:

  •    Getting Form of Departing from Student’s Affairs office and filling in it
  •    Settling all Financial dues
  •    Returning all borrowed books
  •    Checking out from accommodation and getting back deposit
  •    Collecting transcript, certificate and degree

Students must leave the university within 15 days.

 

 

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